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Claiming to have accurately predicted the final score of Super Bowl LVIII as 25-22 is a bold assertion, considering the rarity of such a scoreline in NFL history. Prior to Sunday’s game, out of almost 18,000 NFL matchups, only 12 had concluded with a score of 25-22.
For those who insist on making such a claim, concrete evidence, such as video footage, would be required to substantiate their assertion. Fortunately for Stan Smith, a sports anchor for KLBK News in Lubbock, Texas, his prediction was indeed captured on video.
Smith confidently declared his prediction of a 25-22 final score, favoring Kansas City, during a segment with his fellow news anchors on February 9th.
His prescient forecast was confirmed when the game concluded with the exact score he had predicted.
Curiously, Smith admitted that the numbers came to mind during a discussion on Pardon My Take, where legendary broadcaster Chris Berman mentioned them. While Smith felt a bit foolish initially due to the unusual nature of his prediction, his confidence was vindicated when the improbable scoreline materialized on Sunday night.
Adding to the eerie coincidence, Smith also revealed that he had placed bets on the game, selecting the Chiefs to finish with 5 points and the 49ers with 2 points in a squares pool.
In the aftermath of his remarkable prediction, Smith has become a sought-after figure on social media, with users clamoring for his insights on various sports-related inquiries.
Even his colleagues at KLBK News couldn’t resist celebrating his uncanny foresight, touting their ability to correctly predict not only weather but also the outcome of the Super Bowl.